SS Rajamouli is currently busy in Baahubali The Conclusion. The prequel to one of India's biggest grosser will release in April. But now he is already planning his next project which will be one of the most ambitious film ever.
Reportedly Rajamouli is set to kick off a lavishly mounted trilogy based on the Mahabharata. He is inspired by Peter Jackson's blockbuster trilogy, Lord of the Rings.
According to a source close to the development, the filmmaker couldn't stop raving about the Mahabharata at an event recently, admitting that he was planning a film on a huge scale, using virtual reality extensively and recreating the epic with modern graphics. The film will be scripted in 2018 and made over five-six years on a budget of Rs 400 crore, with the films being simultaneously shot in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi for a pan-India release. "This time, Rajamouli plans to cast actors from the Hindi film industry as well as South stars," the source adds.
Considering the high budget, it will not be possible to recover investment only from Tamil or Telugu version so the makers are planning to make a film having pan-India appeal. Earlier Shahrukh Khan has also shown his interest to make Mahabharata. It will be interesting to see if they will collaborate for the same.